Part 3 of 3. USST Strength coach Zach Weatherford demonstrates four key strength exercises.
The USST recently put out coaches education â€œStrength and Power Trainingâ€ CD showing how to develop the strength and power they believe is needed for ski performance. The link to the CD : http://educationshop.ussa.org/
â€¢ Look straight ahead, keeping one’s head and chest up — this aligns the spine, protecting it from injury.
â€¢ Keep weight equally distributed between both feet.
â€¢ Push through one’s feet. Don’t get up on your toes!
4 Lifts. All Coach Weatherford Approved. Just remember to Keep it simple Get a coach to get the technique down Emphasize multi-joint movements Don’t substitute strength for sport training.
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